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Sand Table Measurement

Book: The GIANT Encyclopedia of Math Activities for Children 3 to 6
Center:

Math/Numbers/Reasoning

Topic:

Numbers

Content:

Mathematics

Area:

Cognitive

Age:

3 through 4 Years Old

Interaction:

Large Group

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Materials:

measuring cups and spoons
sand and water table
sand
containers in a variety of sizes



Instructions:

1. Use only one type of measuring device at the sand table each day. For
example, provide tablespoons one day, teaspoons another day,  1/3 cup
measuring cups another day, and so on.
2. Invite the children to use the measuring devices to measure sand into
containers.
3. After children have explored using one measurement device at a time,
provide all of them for children to explore.


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